Efficiency of Working Capital Management and Profitability of UAE Construction Companies: Size and Crisis Effects

6 Pages Posted: 23 May 2017 Last revised: 27 Sep 2017

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Haitham Nobanee

Abu Dhabi University; University of Oxford; University of Liverpool

Date Written: May 20, 2017

Abstract

This paper aims to examine the relationship between the efficiency of working capital management and profitability of construction firms listed in the United Arab Emirates stock markets. The results show negative and significant relationship between net trade cycle for all construction firms and large construction firms. The coefficient of small firms is positive and insignificant, this indicates that small construction firms do not manage their working capital efficiently. The results also show negative and significant relation between the net trade cycle and profitability of construction firms during crisis periods. This indicates that UAE construction companies are more efficient in managing their working capital during crisis period.

Keywords: Working Capital Management; Net Trade Cycle; Profitability; Small Firms, Financial Crisis

JEL Classification: G30; G32; L25; O25

Suggested Citation

Nobanee, Haitham, Efficiency of Working Capital Management and Profitability of UAE Construction Companies: Size and Crisis Effects (May 20, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2971477 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2971477

Haitham Nobanee (Contact Author)

Abu Dhabi University ( email )

Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

University of Oxford ( email )

Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom

University of Liverpool ( email )

Chatham Street
Liverpool, L69 7ZA
United Kingdom

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